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Google launches Gmail mobile client

November 3, 2006
Google has launched a new Java application for mobile devices to access Gmail. The application is very simple in design, but is far superior to using the existing mobile web interface. According to their press release the Java app "…is currently compatible with all J2ME-enabled phones in the U.S."
 
I installed the application on my Nokia N90 via the mobile Gmail site which recognised my device and installed the application easily. Once I had is installed and entered in the user name & password details I was viewing my Gmail inbox very quickly.
 
Google is demonstrating well how to incorporate access for their mobile users to their mainstream services. Their simplistic approach means that a larger part of the market can access the services. 
 
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  1. Shane permalink
    November 14, 2006 14:35

    Nelly, thanks for the feedback on the app you are right about it\’s simplicity. One thing I did notice is that there are different versions of the app for the various types of devices, so there will be disparate user experiences unfortunately. This is the bane of the mobile world at the moment as not all devices are equal 🙂
     
    Thanks for letting me know about Movamail as I\’ll definitely check that out too.
    Shane

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